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A history of global living conditions in 5 charts - Our World In Data

A history of global living conditions in 5 charts - Our World In Data
This is the introduction to Our World in Data – the web publication that shows how global living conditions are changing. This text was previously titled "A history of global living conditions in 5 charts". A recent survey asked “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?”. What is the evidence that we need to consider when answering this question? I. To see where we are coming from we must go far back in time. 30 or even 50 years are not enough. Take a longer perspective and it becomes very clear that the world is not static at all. To avoid portraying the world in a static way – the North always much richer than the South – we have to start 200 years ago before the time when living conditions really changed dramatically. Researchers measure extreme poverty as living with less than 1.90$ per day. The first chart shows the estimates for the share of the world population living in extreme poverty. II. III. IV. V. VI. Related:  HI7haddonhall

Israel kieltää maahan pääsyn Israelin tai sen tuotteiden boikottia kannattavilta – ihmisoikeusjärjestöt arvostelevat Ihmisoikeusjärjestöt arvostelivat tiistaina Israelin uutta lakia, joka kieltää maahan pääsyn Israelin boikotoimista julkisesti kannattavilta ulkomaalaisilta. Israelin parlamentti hyväksyi kiistellyn lakiehdotuksen myöhään maanantai-iltana. Laki kieltää viisumien ja oleskelulupien myöntämisen ulkomaalaisille, jotka ovat julkisesti kannattaneet Israelin tai sen siirtokuntien boikotointia. Se koskee yksityishenkilöitä ja boikottiliikkeeseen kuuluvien ryhmien edustajia. Esimerkiksi niin sanottu BDS-kampanja (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) vaatii Israelin boikotoimista ja talouspakotteiden asettamista palestiinalaisalueiden miehityksen vuoksi. ”Viime vuosina vaatimukset Israelin boikotoimisesta ovat vahvistuneet. Ei ole selvää, milloin uusi laki tulee voimaan. Useat kansalaisjärjestöt arvostelivat uutta lakia pyrkimykseksi vaientaa oikeutetut poliittiset mielipiteet. Yhdysvaltalainen Jewish Voice for Peace vertasi lakia jopa presidentti Donald Trumpin

Explicit cookie consent MOST lovers of Chinese martial arts take the magical aspects of kung fu, as demonstrated by the flying fighters of legend and film, with a pinch of salt. But Wei Lei built his career in China on a claim that his mastery of tai chi, a branch of kung fu, had given him supernatural power. In a programme about kung fu that was broadcast on state television in 2015, Mr Wei demonstrated that he could keep a dove standing on his hand with an invisible force-field and smash the inside of a watermelon without damaging its rind. The broadcaster itself appeared to be among the credulous. There were many sceptics, too. A video of the clash spread rapidly online. But many netizens accused Mr Xu of trying to besmirch the country’s ancient fighting techniques: how, they asked, could a single fight prove anything? Some kung-fu fighters have expressed willingness to take up Mr Xu’s challenge. The authorities appear eager to put an end to the debate.

Le Paradoxe de la violence C'est statistique : le monde est de moins en moins violent. Sauf qu'on a tout le temps le sentiment contraire : parce qu'il ne se passe pas une journée sans qu'on entende parler d'une attaque terroriste quelque part dans le monde, parce qu'il ne s'écoule pas une heure sans qu'on voie passer sur un Facebook un titre de faits divers sordide... Pourquoi a-t-on le sentiment que le monde est de plus en plus violent, alors qu'il est de plus en plus sûr ? C'est le sujet de notre nouveau Topo. Temps de lecture : environ 8 minutes. ----------------- Voilà Ötzi. Son portrait robot ? ​ Bref, pas exactement ce qu’on avait entendu dans nos cours de philo, où on nous parlait souvent du mythe du bon sauvage : l’idée que l’homme, naturellement bon, serait corrompu par la civilisation et deviendrait hyper violent et mal intentionné uniquement à partir du moment où il vivrait en société, entouré d'autres êtres humains. Là, on vous propose un petit exercice. Ça n'a rien à voir avec les extra-terrestres...

aamulehti 1. ”Lännen imperialistit” ja ”rauhanomainen Neuvostoliitto” Kävin kouluni Suomessa, ja kouluvuosieni aikaan luokkien seinillä roikkui karttoja, joissa Suomen rajat olivat selvät, samoin Neuvostoliiton, mutta Viroa kartalla ei näkynyt. Kartalla näkymätöntä valtiota ei ole olemassa muille – johtui se kartalla olemattomuus mistä tahansa. Sellaisesta maasta on hankala kertoa ulkopuolisille, samoin sellaisen maan kansalaisten kokemista vääryyksistä tai uhista. Sellaisen maan olemassaoloa on hankala todistaa, sillä sitä ei voi todistaa kartalla, joka roikkuisi luokkahuoneessa, olisi painettu koulukirjaan tai sanomalehteen, eikä lipulla. Läntisissä naapurimaissamme ja Neuvostoliitossa käytettiin samanlaisia karttoja: niitä, joissa ei näkynyt itsenäistä Viroa tai muita Baltian maita. Aamulehti vieraili Sofi Oksasen kanssa Tallinnassa vuonna 2012. Karttojen lisäksi koulujen oppikirjat kertoivat samaa, neuvostonarratiivin dominoimaa tarinaa. Pasi Leino Sofi Oksanen Turun kirjamessuilla vuonna 2014.

The non-western books that every student should read | Education The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, forms of resistance and defiance, and the point at which violence becomes justifiable. Sunny Singh, lecturer at London Metropolitan University and author of Hotel Arcadia Malgudi Omnibus by R K Narayan Every literature student should have space on her shelf for the complete works of R K Narayan. Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize Flowers in the Mirror by Li Ruzhen This Chinese novel from 1827 is a fantasy classic of the Qing Dynasty period, full of sophisticated philosophy, tense quest plot-lines and one of the most wonderful explorations of feminism I have ever read. Sabrina Mahfouz, playwright, poet and screenwriter Samskara by U R Ananthamurthy Samskara by U R Ananthamurthy is one of the finest novels written by an Indian.

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White House Meeting With Egypt’s Tyrant Highlights Key Trump Effect: Unmasking U.S. Policy Krugman believes — or at least wants his Democratic followers to believe — that supporting and praising savage despotism in Egypt is a new development that only happens in “Trump’s America.” The Washington Post’s neoconservative columnist Jackson Diehl this morning encouraged Post readers to believe in the same fairy tale, complaining in his column about the “ugly scene” of a “love-in” between Trump and “the most repressive dictator in Egypt’s modern history.” What neither Krugman nor Diehl ever once mentions — either because they’re unaware of it or want to conceal it from their readers — is that the U.S. has been supporting, funding, and arming the Sisi tyranny for years under the Obama administration. In 2015, the official Twitter account of the U.S. Embassy celebrated the delivery of fighter jets to the Sisi regime and even encouraged people to watch a video of them majestically flying over Cairo: Photo: Egyptian Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

hs Aloitetaan saamelaisten kansallispuvusta. ”Se ei ole mikä tahansa rätti. Se on osa identiteettiä. Puku kertoo, mistä ihminen on kotoisin, mihin sukuun hän kuuluu, iloitseeko vai sureeko, onko matkalla häihin vai hautajaisiin. Näin sanoo pohjoissaamelainen Jenni Laiti. He vaikuttavat loukkaantuvan usein, ja monesti tunne liittyy juuri saamenpukuun. Siihen, että joku ei-saamelainen pitää saamenpukua tai väärennettyä sellaista. Jenni Laiti vääntää rautalangasta, miksi saamenpukua täytyisi kunnioittaa: ”Saamenpuku on meidän tärkein monumenttimme. Saamelaiset ovat Euroopan ainoa alkuperäis- ja luonnonkansa, joista osa vielä pari sukupolvea sitten asui tunturiin tai metsään koottavissa laavuissa eli kodissa. Picasa Saamelaistaiteilijat antavat palautetta alppihiihtäjä Tanja Poutiaisen pila-asulle. He eivät ole jättäneet ympäristöön muistomerkkejä, kuten patsaita, joilla länsimaiset kulttuurit paaluttavat kulttuurisen perimänsä. Postikortti 1970-luvun alusta. Otto Ponto Sie haiset. Mikä avuksi?

Still I Rise - Poems read poems by maya angelou Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. Among her volumes of poetry are A Brave and Startling Truth (Random House, 1995); The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House, 1994); Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now (Random House, 1993); I Shall Not Be Moved (Random House, 1990); Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing? In 1959, at the request of Dr. The first black woman director in Hollywood, Angelou wrote, produced, directed, and starred in productions for stage, film, and television. Angelou died on May 28, 2014, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University since 1982. Selected Bibliography

ROAR Magazine This article has been translated into Turkish by the comrades at Fraksiyon.org. The introduction to the new book The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy (Verso, 2015), explains how Murray Bookchin – born to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City in 1921 – was introduced to radical politics at the age of nine when he joined the Young Pioneers, a Communist youth organization. This would be the start of his ‘life on the left’ in which he would turn from Stalinism to Trotskyism in the years running up to World War II before defining himself as an anarchist in the late 1950s and eventually identifying as a ‘communalist’ or ‘libertarian municipalist’ after the introduction of the idea of social ecology. The Next Revolution includes the 1992 essay The Ecological Crisis and the Need to Remake Society. The PKK was inspired by Marxist-Leninist thought and fought for an independent Kurdish state that would be founded upon socialist principles. Dual Power

Astounding colorized photos reveal the faces and fashions of Ellis Island immigrants These photographs show a tiny handful of the more than 12 million immigrants who entered the United States through the immigration station at New York's Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. The men and women portrayed are wearing their finest clothes, often their national dress, brought with them from their homeland to America. Around 5,000 immigrants entered the country every day at the height of Ellis Island's activity. The photographs were taken by Augustus Francis Sherman, the chief registry clerk at Ellis Island and an avid amateur photographer. In 1907, the portraits were published in National Geographic. It is estimated that today more than a third of all Americans have an ancestor who came through Ellis Island. These images have been colorized by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome using extensive historical research to accurately and authentically reproduce the colors of each immigrant's distinctive and proud national fashions.

I thought nothing in Russia could shock me. Then I went to a television broadcast | Angus Roxburgh | Opinion It takes a lot to shock me in Russia, after 45 years of studying it. But this month my blood ran cold. Not because I watched innocent kids being hauled off the street by thuggish riot forces, and not because I was myself arrested and questioned by police for seven hours – though those incidents played a part – but because of what I witnessed in a Russian state television studio. But let’s start at the beginning … On “Russia day”, 12 June, thousands of people protested in central Moscow against Vladimir Putin and his kleptocratic clique. There was no rhyme or reason to the arrests that followed. A week later, I found myself in the provincial city of Nizhny Novgorod. We were chatting to a representative of Putin’s own party over breakfast in our hotel when a posse of plainclothes cops, accompanied by a cameraman, gatecrashed our meeting and escorted us from the premises. My interrogator could not grasp the concept of a “study tour”.

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System". In the way of Chinese policy documents, it was a lengthy and rather dry affair, but it contained a radical idea. What if there was a national trust score that rated the kind of citizen you were? Imagine a world where many of your daily activities were constantly monitored and evaluated: what you buy at the shops and online; where you are at any given time; who your friends are and how you interact with them; how many hours you spend watching content or playing video games; and what bills and taxes you pay (or not). It's not hard to picture, because most of that already happens, thanks to all those data-collecting behemoths like Google, Facebook and Instagram or health-tracking apps such as Fitbit. A futuristic vision of Big Brother out of control? China's new viral app could be straight out of Black Mirror Kevin Hong

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